Are you our new History Teacher? This is a full time, permanent post and is available from 1 September 2021. The ability to teach another subject or subjects may be an advantage.
We are a successful and heavily oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational, Church of England, comprehensive school of over 1700 students, serving families from the whole of greater Bristol and beyond. We are located at the heart of the city and have a diverse student community with considerable parental support. Our diversity is a strength and something we celebrate. The Redcliffe Sixth Form Centre currently houses more than 600 students taken from our own school and from many other schools across the City.
The School is proud of its academic record, and in 2020 86.7% of GCSE grades were at grade 4 or above. 88.2% of students achieved 5 or more grade 4s or above. 44.1% of students achieved 3 or more grade 7s or above. Sixth form results are high with a 99.7% pass rate and 88.6% at grade C or above. 64% of grades were at grade B or above 34.5% at grade A or above. Most sixth form students continue on to Higher Education, including 10 awarded Oxbridge places, and 1 going to a university in America.
The School was judged in January 2012 and again in April 2015 to be outstanding by Ofsted, and outstanding in our church school (SIAMS) inspection, in each and every category. Ofsted judged Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils, Quality of Teaching, Achievement of Pupils, and Sixth Form Provision, all as Outstanding.
History is one of three subjects within our Humanities faculty, which also includes RE and Geography. Humanities is an outstanding faculty with an exceptional team of teachers who enjoy working collaboratively and have helped to lead learning across the School and the city. The exam results of the three Humanities subjects are among the best in the School and take up at both GCSE and A Level underlines the high regard in which the Faculty is held by the students.
We are proud of the wide range of enrichment opportunities that are usually offered to students by the History team, including: our Y8 Local History focus for Activities Week; Y9 Battlefields trip; our A Level trip to Berlin and our A Level students’ work as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust.
What we are looking for
We are looking to appoint a member of staff able to teach History to all the Key Stages, including Key Stage 5. The ability to teach at least one of the following additional subjects may be an advantage: Humanities (KS3) / Heath and Social Care (KS4 and KS5) / Classical Civilisation (KS5) / Politics (KS5) / Sociology (KS5) / Law (KS5) / Psychology (KS5).
Find out more about the School by visiting our website.
Why Work for Us
- Excellent CPD opportunities (Teaching School)
- Free parking on site (some restrictions apply)
- Central location (a 10 minute walk from Temple Meads station) with excellent transport links to all parts of the city and beyond
- Excellent support from middle and senior leaders
- Friendly community
- On site swimming pool
The closing date for receipt of application forms is Sunday 7 March 2021 (by midnight). Please return your application form by email direct to the email address in our covering letter. Interviews (likely to be via Zoom) will be arranged during week commencing 8 March.
If you have not heard from us by the end of March, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Due to the large number of applications we receive for most of our posts we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. We may call for references as part of our shortlisting process.
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.